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62080 Dean Swift Rd.
Bend, OR 97701

Phone: (541) 330-3760
Fax: (541) 389-9882

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The East Bend Library opened its doors in 2011 and is the newest addition to the Deschutes Public Library System. This library is located across from The Forum shopping center right off of Highway 20. The East Bend Library is a rented 8,000 square foot storefront designed by Jim Landin and BRLB/GGL Architects of Bend.

This small and mighty library offers full services such as books, music, and movies; public computers; a community meeting room and hosts library-sponsored lectures and presentations as well as story times; and an interactive Early Learning space for children. Several of the library’s programs for adults and children are offered in English and Spanish. Free WiFi is available throughout the building.

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  • May 27 2020

    12:00 PM - Wednesday -

    Hear from librarians each week with a new book recommendation.

    Featured books are from the library's Libby and Hoopla apps so you can start reading! Librarians Paige, Sami, and Graham will help you find new and exciting eBook reading opportunities.

    A link to this online program will be posted here the day of the event.

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  • May 27 2020

    6:00 PM - Wednesday -

    A link to view this program online will be provided here at 6:00 p.m. on May 27.

    Curators share their experience creating an immersive art exhibition.

    Co-curators Laura Ferguson and Dustin Cockerham will share about the creation of "Infinite Moment: Burning Man on the Horizon", an exhibition about the art and culture of Burning Man at the High Desert Museum. They’ll share their experience attending the event and the process of translating an enigmatic experience into an immersive gallery for visitors to explore and enjoy. The talk will highlight the unique, participatory nature of the art at Burning Man and how this inspired the pieces currently on display at the High Desert Museum.

    Laura Ferguson, Ph.D. is the senior curator of Western history at the High Desert Museum, and Dustin Cockerham is the chief exhibitions preparator at the High Desert Museum.
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  • May 28 2020

    5:30 PM - Thursday -

    Test your literary knowledge!

    Do you consider yourself a bibliophile? A bookworm? A booklover? Well, now is your chance to test your literary knowledge from the comfort of your own home. Grab a pen and paper, a quarantine buddy, and a device with internet access. We’ll go through a couple rounds of questions to see how well you know books. Be prepared for the obscure, the absurd and the obvious!

    Please use this link to join the event: https://zoom.us/j/94565876923

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  • May 30 2020

    3:00 PM - Saturday -

    ONLINE ONLY
    A link to view this program online will be provided here at 3:00 p.m. Saturday, May 30.

    Learn about the history and background of Oregon's fire lookouts and tips on how to visit them yourself.

    Portland author Cheryl Hill will talk about the history and background of Oregon’s fire lookouts, highlight some of the interesting stories she came across while researching "Fire Lookouts of Oregon", and discuss the current state of lookouts in Oregon. She will also have some tips on visiting and renting lookouts.

    Oregon native Cheryl Hill is a photographer, hiker, lookout enthusiast, and lifelong history buff. She works as a librarian in a public library and in her free time she volunteers with the Forest Service and several non-profits, goes hiking and backpacking, and works towards her goal of visiting every incorporated town in Oregon and every standing lookout in Oregon. She is the author of Arcadia Publishing’s Mount Hood National Forest (2014) and Fire Lookouts of Oregon (2016). Visit her website for more information at www.cherylhill.net

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  • Jun 1 2020

    11:30 AM - Monday -

    Gather 'round for a live reading of the beginning of The Night Fairy, one of Oregon’s Battle of the Books title for the 2020-2021 school year.

    This book is available for checkout via Hoopla and Overdrive, free with your Deschutes Public Library card.

    Part one of our three part series around The Night Fairy, a 2020-2021 OBOB selection for grades 3-5.

    Register through the link below.

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  • Jun 1 2020

    6:00 PM - Monday -

    A link to view this program online will be provided at 6:00 p.m. on June 1.

    Pandemics have happened before COVID 19. Learn how residents were impacted by the Great Influenza of 1918 and how our community responded.

    That 1918 flu pandemic killed three to five percent of the world's population, making it one of the deadliest natural disasters in human history. Join Kelly Cannon-Miller of the Deschutes Historical Museum at the library to learn about the influenza epidemic of 1918 and how it affected Central Oregon.

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  • Jun 2 2020

    10:00 AM - Tuesday -

    Get online help with your technology questions using Zoom.

    Meet one-on-one with library staff using Zoom conferencing software to get help with your basic technology questions. Staff can help you access and use the library's digital downloads including eBooks, streaming TV and movies and magazines; give guidance on common computer software including Microsoft Office and Internet browsers; and general smartphone and tablet operating questions.

    Staff is unable to help with tech-support type questions such as malfunctions, downloads and repairs.

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  • Jun 3 2020

    11:00 AM - Wednesday -

    A link to view this program will be provided here on June 3 at 11 AM, or click "View Link" below.

    Enjoy local musician Matthew Gwinup on guitar.

    Matthew Gwinup is a native of Bend Oregon and began his musical life on the piano at the age of five. Matt choose guitar over piano as his primary instrument of study when attending Southern Oregon University, where he graduated in 2007. At SOU Matt performed as much as possible, both solo and with various school groups such as jazz band. He took part in masterclasses by world class musicians such as Guitarist/composer Andrew York. He has been performing and teaching since he finished his degree in 2007. After graduation he continued to work with the SOU guitar department for another year, teaching beginning guitar classes and running guitar ensembles.

    In 2011, Matt moved back to his home town of Bend where he teaches and performs in Central Oregon. Matt taught private lessons and classes at the Cascade School of Music from 2011-2014. He currently teaches out of his private guitar studio located in the south side of Bend. In January of 2014 Matt opened for grammy award winning Hawaiian slack-key guitarist Jeff Peterson during the Tower Theater's Bend Guitar Blast. In 2014-2015 Matt started playing with the newly formed Oregon Guitar trio and they have played around Oregon this past year.

    Matt continues to perform in Central Oregon and beyond with his solo act, as well as with Five Pint Mary (Irish Rock) and the Oregon Guitar Trio, (guitar ensemble). For more info about Matt check out his website, www.matthewgwinup.com. *oo*

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  • Jun 3 2020

    12:00 PM - Wednesday -

    Hear from librarians each week with a new book recommendation.

    Community Librarians will help you find new and exciting eBook reading opportunities. Featured books are from the library's Libby and Hoopla apps so you can start reading!

    A link to this online program will be posted here the day of the event.

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  • Jun 3 2020

    6:00 PM - Wednesday -

    A link to view this program online will be provided here at 6:00 p.m. June 3.

    Art and music by Paul Alan Bennett featuring the night sky.

    Paul's style started with a pair of woolen gloves that he had purchased at the Great Bazaar in Istanbul. Fascinated with their folk patterns and colors, Paul was intrigued and wondered if he could create the knit look using watercolor. Using gouache paint gave him the control he needed to make the threads look real. He liked the look and quickly realized that all cultures have some form of knitting and weaving and that using the technique he could tap into his interest in travel and history. His style brings together his interest in the world of painting and the world of fabric design. Learn more about Paul's are at www.paulalanbennett.com. He recently published "Night Skies," featuring 44 of his paintings about the night sky.

    Paul earned an M.A. from The University of LaVerne, Athens, Greece and a B.F.A. from The Maryland Institute of Art. He has had numerous one-man shows, developed a series of tapestries for Pendleton Woolen Mills, and created numerous paintings for posters, cards and book illustrations. *oo*

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  • Jun 6 2020

    1:00 PM - Saturday -

    A link to view this program online will be provided June 6 at 1:00 p.m.

    Explore the rarely seen natural wonders on your public lands with photographer Mark Darnell.

    Photographer Mark Darnell presents a collection of large, museum quality prints and describes how exploration of our public lands in southeast Oregon can reveal more than we ever dreamed. Find out the distinction between human vision and the photographic process. Come learn more about this intriguing corner of our state with maps and geologic information.


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  • Jun 7 2020

    3:00 PM - Sunday -

    A link to view this program online will be provided at 3:00 p.m. June 7.

    Get on the floor! Let's dance!

    With roots in the Puerto Rican Bronx neighborhoods, the hustle is the iconic dance of the 1970s. With the release of Saturday Night Fever in 1977 dancers from the country were hustling across discos, ballrooms, and living rooms.

    Join dance instructor Cindy Miskowiec for hustle tutorial. Grab a friend and get ready to move!

    Cindy has had a love for all forms of dance for over 35 years. She started taking tap, ballet, and jazz classes at the age of 5 and has been dancing ever since. She danced her way through college and has continued to study ballet as an adult. She has been taking classes and teaching at Terpsichorean Dance Studio since 2013. *oo*

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  • Jun 8 2020

    11:30 AM - Monday -

    Use items from around the house to do crafts inspired by The Night Fairy, one of Oregon's Battle of the Books title for the 2020-2021 school year.

    This book is available for checkout via Hoopla and Overdrive, free with your Deschutes Public Library card.

    Part two of our three part series around The Night Fairy, a 2020-2021 OBOB selection for grades 3-5.

    Join through the link below. Please contact us if you would like to call in using a telephone.

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  • Jun 9 2020

    10:00 AM - Tuesday -

    Get online help with your technology questions using Zoom.

    Meet one-on-one with library staff using Zoom conferencing software to get help with your basic technology questions. Staff can help you access and use the library's digital downloads including eBooks, streaming TV and movies and magazines; give guidance on common computer software including Microsoft Office and Internet browsers; and general smartphone and tablet operating questions.

    Staff is unable to help with tech-support type questions such as malfunctions, downloads and repairs.

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  • Jun 10 2020

    12:00 PM - Wednesday -

    Hear from librarians each week with a new book recommendation.

    Community Librarians will help you find new and exciting eBook reading opportunities. Featured books are from the library's Libby and Hoopla apps so you can start reading!

    A link to this online program will be posted here the day of the event.

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  • Jun 11 2020

    5:30 PM - Thursday -

    Test your literary knowledge!

    Do you consider yourself a bibliophile? A bookworm? A booklover? Well, now is your chance to test your literary knowledge from the comfort of your own home. Grab a pen and paper, a quarantine buddy, and a device with internet access. We'll go through a couple rounds of questions to see how well you know books. Be prepared for the obscure, the absurd and the obvious!

    Please use this link to join the event: https://zoom.us/j/94565876923

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  • Jun 12 2020

    6:00 PM - Friday -

    A link to view this program online will be provided at 6:00 p.m. on June 12th.

    Learn why one local bat species is so difficult to find for wildlife researchers and how the public can get involved in an innovative citizen science research project with OSU-Cascades' Northwestern Bat Hub. Presented by bat researcher and Volunteer Coordinator Sara Rose.

    Central Oregon is a haven for outdoor recreation and nature enthusiasts. Many of us feel comfortable in and knowledgeable about our local habitats, but there is so much that we don’t see and don’t truly understand. Some of our most elusive and misunderstood neighbors are bats. Being small, swift, and nocturnal, they are easy to miss as they move across the landscape. Though wildlife researchers have some amazing tools to find and study bats, one local species remains particularly elusive: the spotted bat. And so the Northwestern Bat Hub is turning to our community for help. This presentation will explain why these odd and adorable animals are so difficult to find and how the public can get involved and contribute to an innovative research project.

    Sara Rose is the Volunteer Coordinator for the Spotted Bat Project, a citizen science project hosted by the Northwestern Bat Hub, as part of the HERS Lab at OSU – Cascades. She also helps to coordinate and conduct large-scale bat monitoring and research across the Pacific Northwest. Sara received her B.S. from OSU- Cascades in natural resources fish and wildlife conservation. Before joining the Bat Hub, she completed wildlife research internships with the Deschutes National Forest and with Cardiff University at their research center in Malaysia. In her spare time, Sara has participated in Sierra Nevada red fox and golden eagle research. She currently helps run a local community organization, Central Oregon Womxn in Conservation.

    For more information on the Spotted Bat Project visit https://osucascades.edu/HERS/northwestern-bat-hub/spotted-bat-project *oo*

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  • Jun 13 2020

    1:00 PM - Saturday -

    A link to view the program online with be posted here June 13 at 1 PM, or click "View Link" below.

    Macramé - a seventies tradition with a modern day “twist.” Learn to make a plant hanger of your very own that will add charm and nostalgia to any room....or the perfect gift!

    After years of traveling and living abroad, Brook Blue moved to Oregon where her curiosity in macramé led her to her first workshop. She was immediately intrigued by the practice, finding a deep connection with both the utilitarian and creative aspects that it encompasses. Through her macramé business, bold and blue, she aims to create visual experiences in the spaces we occupy. Both the materials and the compositions she chooses for the pieces she makes seek to invoke timeless nostalgia while presenting it in a contemporary form. Brook loves the idea of using an ancient craft to create art that exists both in the physical and conceptual realms. *oo*

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  • Jun 15 2020

    11:30 AM - Monday -

    Discuss The Night Fairy with other readers. The Night Fairy is one of Oregon's Battle of the Books titles for the 2020-2021 school year, and we’ll have practice questions for any OBOBers.

    This book is available for checkout via Hoopla and Overdrive, free with your Deschutes Public Library card.

    Part three of our three part series around The Night Fairy, a 2020-2021 OBOB selection for grades 3-5. You do not need to have attended the previous two sessions to enjoy this one!

    Join through the link below. Please contact us if you would like to call in using a telephone.

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  • Jun 16 2020

    10:00 AM - Tuesday -

    Get online help with your technology questions using Zoom.

    Meet one-on-one with library staff using Zoom conferencing software to get help with your basic technology questions. Staff can help you access and use the library's digital downloads including eBooks, streaming TV and movies and magazines; give guidance on common computer software including Microsoft Office and Internet browsers; and general smartphone and tablet operating questions.

    Staff is unable to help with tech-support type questions such as malfunctions, downloads and repairs.

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  • Jun 16 2020

    12:00 PM - Tuesday -

    Discuss "The Wife" by Alafair Burke online using Zoom. Available as an ebook and digital audiobook on both Hoopla and Overdrive.

    Join us online by copy and pasting the following link:
    https://zoom.us/j/93754789450

    About the book:
    When Angela met Jason Powell while catering a dinner party in East Hampton, she assumed their romance would be a short-lived fling, like so many relationships between locals and summer visitors. To her surprise, Jason, a brilliant economics professor at NYU, had other plans, and they married the following summer. For Angela, the marriage turned out to be a chance to reboot her life. She and her son were finally able to move out of her mother's home to Manhattan, where no one knew about her tragic past. Six years later, thanks to a bestselling book and a growing media career, Jason has become a cultural lightning rod, placing Angela near the spotlight she worked so carefully to avoid. When a college intern makes an accusation against Jason, and another woman, Kerry Lynch, comes forward with an even more troubling allegation, their perfect life begins to unravel. Jason insists he is innocent, and Angela believes him. But when Kerry disappears, Angela is forced to take a closer look--at both the man she married and the women she chose not to believe.

    About the author:
    Alafair Burke was born in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, but grew up primarily in Wichita, Kansas. She traces her lifelong fascination with crime to the fact that a serial killer was active in her hometown in her formative years. In a world where the killer could be anyone, and where an arrest appeared hopeless, Alafair found comfort in crime fiction. Her mother, a school librarian, helped her navigate her way from Encyclopedia Brown to Nancy Drew to Agatha Christie and eventually to Sue Grafton. In the books, as opposed to Wichita, smart sleuthing always paid off, and order was always restored. Alafair is often asked about the origin of her name, especially by readers who are familiar with the fictional character, Alafair Robicheaux, created by her father (author James Lee Burke). Alafair was named for her father’s maternal grandmother. It was a more common name in the United States, particularly the south, at the turn of the twentieth century. Now it is a name that belongs to her, two of her cousins, and, from what she can find on Google, ten cats, two dogs, an alpaca, boat, and at least one very cute little girl.

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  • Jun 16 2020

    6:00 PM - Tuesday -

    A link to view this program online will be posted here on June 16 at 6:00 p.m.

    An in-depth, lively, vivid discussion of punk history, fashion, rituals, gender bending, music, and art.

    David Ensminger is an instructor at Lee College and the author of several books covering both American roots music and punk rock history -- Visual Vitriol: The Street Art and Subcultures of the Punk and Hardcore Generation (Univ. Press of Mississippi, 2011), Mojo Hand: The Life and Music of Lightnin' Hopkins (Univ. of Texas Press, 2013), Left of the Dial: Conversations with Punk Icons (PM Press, 2013), and Mavericks of Sound: Conversations with the Artists Who Shaped Indie and Roots Music (Rowman and Littlefield, 2014). His book The Politics of Punk was published by Rowman and Littlefield in Aug. 2016, while Out of the Basement: Punk in Rockford, IL, 1973-2005 was published in March 2017 by Microcosm Press. They are also republishing his compendium Women in Punk in 2021. His chapter on the film Repo Man (“Looking for a Joke With a Microscope: The Intersection of Punk and Humor in Repo Man”) was featured in the new Routledge Companion to Popular Music and Humor. Both The Boston Globe and The Economist have highlighted his research; meanwhile, he writes for both academic and popular press publications like Art in Print, Razorcake, The Journal of Popular Music Studies, Houston Press, Trust (Germany), Artcore (Britain), and Maximum Rock’n'Roll.

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